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"Au; Tealights; Sleep Creeps @ The Earl, 2/2/09"

"Using multiple laptops, keyboards, synthesizers, effects pedals, a cello, a flute, a guitar, a bass, a live drum set and a drum machine, they [tealights] mix female vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Cranberries with a chamber-ensemble-gone-industrial instrumental prowess." - Stomp and Stammer


"HaveYouHeard Session: Tealights"

"Long live the resurgence of trip-hop. Neo-triphop even." - HaveYouHeard.net


"Tealights pay a visit to Haveyouheard.net"

"[tealights] combines a palette of electronics, cello, keys, guitar and live drums to conjure a darker, richer - though no less dramatic - sound than that of their previous group." - Creative Loafing


"Where do I go now?"

"I have definite plans to catch up on one of my favorite up-and-coming Atlanta bands, Tealights (no the before tea). Each time I see these kids, they just keep getting better and more cohesive, piling layers upon layers of sometimesboy but mostlygirl vocals, classical training and deft instrumentation on top of, over, under and through a heady mix of electronic programming that comes out sounding, all at once, A) like Lali Puna having tea snacks with Jimmy Tamborello while discussing Monika records B) like nothing else, really and C) instantly heart-breaking, comforting and familiar.. It was pretty much heart-stopping." - Resonator Magazine


"New music on Wednesday"

"We'd rather call this cello-sporting Atlanta quartet … er … classico-dub. Or ... er ... deep Strauss. It's not as easy as it looks, is it?" - guardian.co.uk


"Tealights @ Drunken Unicorn 9/20/08"

"As Mary began accompanying the rolling thunder coming from Mikey's laptop with her cello, the two struck a union that instantly raised the hairs on the back of my neck." - Paste Magazine


Discography

Tealights demo/EP

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Bio

TEALIGHTS is an indie-electronica band with classical infusions founded in June 2008. Early into its conception, the band found itself experimenting with vox harmonies, electronic beats, live drums, synths, pedals, keyboard, guitar, bass, cello, flute, melodica, and bells. Mary's luminous brand of vocals twined with Nancy's delicate, droning tone sets the perfect balance for Tealights. To accentuate Mikey's electronic brilliance, Brett creates another dimension using gadgets and live drums.

Tealights began debuting their sound locally in September 2008 and have grasped comparisons to the likes of The Cranberries and Portishead. They have since graced the stage as opening acts for the Octopus Project, Parenthetical Girls, the Evangelicals, Starfucker, and Asobi Seksu. In March 2009, Tealights officially released their demo and will release their official EP in September followed by an east coast tour in October